Charles Reade Quotes

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Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
— Charles Reade

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Judicious absence is a weapon.

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Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
— Charles Reade
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.

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If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them.
— Charles Reade
Good advice is like a tight glove; it fits the circumstances, and it does not fit other circumstances.

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We go on fancying that every man is thinking of us, but he is not; he is like us; he is thinking of himself.
— Charles Reade

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